EDINBURGH. Hearts beat Motherwell.
Hearts remained in players after J. Grant received a red card in the 38′. Anyway, Hearts still was capable to win this encounter playing only with 10 players.
The match was played at the Tynecastle Park stadium in Edinburgh on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Clancy who had the assistance of David McGeachie and Gary Hilland. The 4th official was Duncan Williams. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.8 degrees Celsius or 49.66 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Hearts was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Motherwell that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Motherwell was putting more pressure with 48 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 6 were on target. Nevertheless, Hearts found a way to find the solution to win this contest.
Hearts shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Motherwell shot 18 times, 6 on target, 12 off target.
Hearts received 2 yellow cards (C. Gordon and T. Sibbick). Regarding the opposition, Motherwell received 3 yellow cards (R. Lamie, L. Moult and S. McKinstry).
(Hearts) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (38′).
After playing this encounter, Hearts will have 20 points like Hibernian to sit in the 4th place. Regarding the opposition, Motherwell will stay with 16 points to sit in the 9th place.
In the next match in the Premiership, Hearts will host Hibernian on the 2nd of January with a 21-11 head to head in favor of Hearts (16 draws).
Motherwell will play away agasint Livingston on the 2nd of January with a 13-2 head to head statistic in favor of Motherwell (4 draws).
Hearts – Formation
Hearts started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Robbie Neilson decided to play with the following team: Craig Gordon, Michael Smith , Toby Sibbick , Alex Cochrane , Andy Halliday , Cameron Devlin , Josh Ginnelly , Jorge Grant , Robert Snodgrass , Barrie McKay and Lawrence Shankland .
The home team had on the bench: Zander Clark, Kye Rowles, Nathaniel Atkinson, Lewis Neilson , Connor Smith, Orestis Kiomourtzoglou, Finlay Pollock, Alan Forrest and Euan Henderson.
Hearts made 3 changes: A. Halliday for N. Atkinson (77′), J. Ginnelly for L. Neilson (77′) and B. McKay for K. Rowles (89′).
Best player: Andy Halliday
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Hearts was Andy Halliday.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 22 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 10. He performed 1 cross.
Motherwell – Formation
Motherwell started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Steven Hammell played with: Liam Kelly, Paul McGinn , Sondre Solholm Johansen , Ricki Lamie , Matt Penney , Callum Slattery , Sean Goss , Connor Shields , Blair Spittal , Stuart McKinstry and Kevin van Veen .
These were the players on the bench: Aston Oxborough, Bevis Mugabi, Stephen O’Donnell, Dean Cornelius, Lennon Miller, Barry Maguire, Ross Tierney, Josh Morris and Louis Moult .
Motherwell made 2 changes: P. McGinn for S. O’Donnell (20′) and C. Shields for L. Moult (54′).
Best player: Blair Spittal
The player that probably impressed the most for Motherwell was Blair Spittal.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 35 passes (77% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.